Victorian Renovations of the Novel

Victorian Renovations of the Novel

Narrative Annexes and the Boundries of Representation

eBook - 1998
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Original study of narrative technique in Victorian fiction from Charlotte Brontë to H. G. Wells.
This study of narrative technique in Victorian novels introduces the concept of "narrative annexes" whereby unexpected characters, impermissible subjects and plot-changing events enter fictional worlds that otherwise exclude them, challenging Victorian cultural and literary norms. Original readings of novels by Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Disraeli, Hardy, Kingsley, Trollope and Wells show these writers negotiating the boundaries of representation to reveal subjects (notably sexuality and social class) that contemporary critics sought to exclude from the realm of the novel.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780585000503
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 242 p.)


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